Thursday, February 16, 2006

A Moment for After Life

Its often the case when people are dying they often recapture turning points in their life. John Maeda (one of my true heroes), posted this recently. Having also seen the movie After Life, which I also loved, I felt it really makes you think long and hard what your life is about. Maeda deftly describes the movie as ...

"When people die, they go to a place where there is a movie production company. There the staff interviews the new arrivals to get them to select the one memory that they can take with them as they pass on to wherever that might be. A movie is made of that one memory, that they get to take with them as how they remember their life."

I would love to know what mine would be. At this point in my life, I've only lived 30 years so I would hope better things are to come. But I do remember back when I was maybe 4 or 5 years old something turned me down to this path of creative life. During my first day of kindergarten, I was drawing as I used to do at home. My teacher back then was amazed at the quality I had produced for my age and commended me on it showing it to everyone. From then on everyone in the class was congratulating me and asked me to draw for them. From that early point in life, I started to focus on creative expression drawing on anything I saw and the rest is history.

It really gave the child that I was a sense of being and defining my contributing part in the world. That I think would be my little short film to take after I pass on.

Money - How much do you need to retire?

How much do you need to retire?

I often wondered how much I personally would need in order to retire. Obviously the earlier the better. But after looking at the article, I'm more towards working more and retire later. Nothing worse than old and penniless. Go and check out this article.